29 November 2010

Easy peasy paper snowflake

My first little tutorial! :)

paper snowflake

A friend came to visit my sis and showed us how to make fabby paper snowflakes.

They're really easy to make, all you need is a pair of scissors, some tape, a stapler and some nice paper (could be anything, old book pages, maps, wallpaper, magazines... whatever, as long as it's not too lightweight).

paper snowflake

Here we go, I hope this will be clear enough, it's too dark for me to take photos...



What d'ya reckon??

I think I'll have quite a few of these in clusters around the house this Christmas.
I'll be making some of various size (although small ones are really fiddly unless you have a teeny stapler), and with different type of paper.

It's taken me a while to get in the Christmas mood, but making these is doing it nicely for me! Oh... and making some pressies too, but I can't tell you anymore about that because of little prying eye ;)

x

23 comments:

Emily said...

That is absolutely gorgeous! Thanks so much for this tutorial, will definitely be trying it our in the next couple if days :)

rahel said...

This star looks great. I think I will try it myself. Thanks for the tutorial!

Lou @ Little Green Shed said...

Beautiful. As is your home.. crisp white. Heavenly. lou x

emma lamb said...

So need to make a few of these, they look so easy! Thank you for this wee tutorial miss Annabelle... :)
How's the snow doing down there? Still got lots here and there's no sign of it stopping just yet... :)
Emma, x

Annabelle said...

Thanks my lovelies, you're welcome! :)

Emma, No snow where we are :(( I haven't been back on the moors since the weekend, but there must still be some there.
Lucky Spanner!! My man's up your way, in Glasgow. He's been playing in the snow (well at the airport anyway). He gets just as excited about it as me and Jack ;)

Annabelle x

Brooke G. said...

I just hopped over from Heather's and I LOVE this idea - THANK YOU for posting :D I am off to dig out some cute Christmas paper!

emma lamb said...

Annabelle, we have even more this morning!!! Another few inches of real fluffy lovelines... :)

I do hope your makes it home safely, I know Edinburgh airport has been closed quite a bit... not sure about Glasgow though? At least he's having fun in the snow... :)

Hugs,
Emma, x

Annabelle said...

Emma, Booo... we have none... I'm going to have to move up to Scotland!
He did, no worries! Glasgow stayed opened just a bit delayed. He comes up to Edinburgh and Aberdeen airports quite a lot so it was lucky, I think Glasgow is the only one open.

Hope you're not getting too snowed in! You could build a little snow hole for Spanner :))

xx

meisje van vervlogen dagen said...

I've been looking for this all day by google. Just when I quited looking for it, I found it on your blog. Thanks.

Polly said...

these are great - off to try one. thank you. PS congratulations on your commission ....yurts and gypsy caravans are the BEST and a perfect backdrop for your lovely work.

Margarida said...

Wow!
I must pass this on to my sister 'cause she's the one crazy about snowflakes :-)

~Rosanne said...

We are enjoying making the snowflakes - thanks for the tutorial!

Michelle said...

I love your snowflakes...
A great fun thing to do on the weekend with the kids...

Annabelle said...

Thanks my lovelies! Glad you like them!
I've made a few more since. I 'll show you once I have them all hanging up. Feel free to show me your pretties too!

x

Dazed Designs Jewellery said...

I love these! I must try making them!

Will @ Bright.Bazaar said...

This is fab! So pleased to have found your blog!

Johanna said...

so fantastic! I hung one in my living room window. Thanks for sharing!

Maaike said...

This is funny, I found the same star in a Scandinavian christmas magazine this weekend and made some myself as well! I used 5 instead of 6, makes it a little easier to attach them. And double sided tape works perfectly to attach the sides. To get the middle part together I used needle and thread...

Another difference is this: the pattern in the magazine shows you to fold the traingle twice, so you have to cut only once towards the middle. you might like that?

I will post my stars in a few days... Thank you for showing this, you have used beautiful paper!

Love, Maaike

Annabelle said...

Thanks Maaike for adding to this!

5 instead of 6 sounds good, I like odd numbers :) Indeed double sticky tape would be good, more discreet too.
I have been doing the fold twice thing, it saves going too far/not far enough.

Thanks my dear, I look forward to seeing yours!

Annabelle x

Chok Keun said...

wow, this is awesome, thanks for sharing the tutorial!

Anonymous said...

BEAUTIFUL!!! I have been scouring the internet high and low on how to make these as I saw one last christmas and fell in love with it.THANK YOU!!! xxx

Katherine Rothgeb said...

Kudos to you for your beautiful snowflakes. Thank you so much for sharing! I hope you have a Merry Christmas and don't mind adding another new "fan."

Jessica Harris said...

This star looks great. I think I will try it myself. Thanks for the tutorial!